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GDP produces lackluster growth in Q2

Continues slow upward climb
The Gross Domestic Product decreased slightly from the first estimate last month, but still increased slightly overall. The disappointing gain, combined with the downward revisions to gains in the preceding two quarters, make a September interest rate hike much less likely.
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Paltry GDP growth shows economy is "barely above water"

Residential construction fell due to weaker single-family housing starts
“Over the past 12 months, the economy has expanded by only 1.2%,” Paul Ashworth, chief economist at Capital Economics, said. “What is really worrying is that pace has still been enough to reduce the unemployment rate further, suggesting that the economy’s potential growth rate could conceivably be close to zero.”
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Experts revise GDP rates, in different directions

But they agree on one thing: The Fed will raise rates this year
Experts disagree on the impact that the Brexit will have on U.S. GDP growth, with Capital Economics predicting a rebound in growth while Goldman Sachs revised their prediction down slightly. The one thing they can agree on? The Fed will still raise rates this year.
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Capital Economics: Economy nears full employment

Brexit to provide little economic impact
The recent low jobs report and Brexit decision could cause economic uncertainty. However, a recent report from Capital Economics shows there is nothing to fear. In fact, the economy is nearing full employment and GDP continues to increase.
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First quarter GDP revised higher to 0.8%

Based on more complete data
The year started out better than originally estimated, according to the "second" GDP estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. National Association of Federal Credit Unions Chief Economist Curt Long noted that this is another in a string of positive data releases which will provide plenty of ammunition for the Fed to raise rates no later than July.
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Capital Economics: GDP growth likely to underwhelm in 2016

GDP rises 0.5% in 1Q
While some of the headwinds that restricted first-quarter GDP growth will disappear in the second half of the year, it would still take a lot to salvage GDP for the year. And as the Bureau of Economic Analysis cautions, the first-quarter advance estimate is based on data that is incomplete or subject to further revision.
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The GDP loses momentum

Especially in the fourth quarter
The GDP, the value of everything a nation produces, showed a significant markdown this fourth quarter compared to the 3.9% increase last spring, according to Market Watch. The economy expanded at a 2.4% clip last year, the same as in 2014, the Commerce Department said. The U.S. hasn’t topped 3% growth since 2005.
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